Fittonia is a remarkably pretty plant with its dark green leaves and decorative veining. The veins in the leaves come in a number of colors, including white, silver, pink, red and purple.
In addition to being colorful, Fittonia is a small (though enthusiastically spreading) plant that does quite well in low lighting.
These qualities make the nerve plant the perfect choice for brightening up various small nooks and crannies around your home or office
Light Requirements: Nerve plants do well in low or medium natural light or fluorescent lighting. They can also do well in bright indirect light (north window plant). Direct sunlight will cause the leaves to shrivel.
Water Requirements: The soil should be kept uniformly moist. If Fittonia dries out, it collapses. Be careful not to overwater, though. Too much water and/or poor drainage causes yellowed leaves.
Humidity Requirements: Nerve plants like high (60-70%) humidity levels. Dry air causes leaves to shrivel. Regular misting can help, or keep your Fittonia in a terrarium setting for constant high humidity.